Come, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, One God in person three

Come, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, One God in person three

Author: Charles Wesley (1762)
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One God in person three!
Bring back the heav'nly blessing lost
By all mankind and me.

2 Thy favour, and thy nature too,
To me, to all restore;
Forgive, and after god renew,
And keep us evermore.

3 Eternal Sun of Righteousness,
Display thy beams divine,
And cause the glories of thy face
Upon my heart to shine.

4 Light in thy light O may I see,
Thy grace and mercy prove!
Reviv'd and cheer'd, and blest by thee,
The God of pard'ning love!

5 Lift up thy countenance serene,
And let thy happy child
Behold, without a cloud between,
The Godhead reconcil'd!

6 That all-comprising peace bestow
On me, through grace forgiv'n;
The joys of holiness below,
And then the joys of heav'n!

Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #LVIII

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, One God in person three
Author: Charles Wesley (1762)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1889
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One God, &c. C. Wesley. [For Spiritual Peace.] First published in his Short Hymns, &c., 1762. In the form in which it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book in 1780, No. 243, and continued in later editions, it embodied Nos. 200, 201 and 202 of the Short Hymns, these being based on Numb. vi. 24-26 (Poetical Works, 1868-1872, vol. ix. p. 65). From this cento, No. 661 in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, "Eternal Sun of Righteousness," is taken. It is composed of stanzas iii.-vi. slightly altered. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #786

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #786

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #465

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Methodist Hymn-Book #364

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #43

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